REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 1040

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CF-FXS

CF-FXS
Canada
1961
Photo: via Larry Milberry

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 1040
Manufacturing Date: 1947-05-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks:  
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6752K 1947-05-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-05-?? Test flight.
1947-08-19 Delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Richland Aviation, Inc.; Mansfield, Ohio, USA.
   
1952-06-10 Stanley Urbanski; 28 Carey Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701.
1952-12-02 Cancelled from US Aircraft Register.
CF-FXS 1952-12-?? Canada.
????-??-?? William W. Moffatt; Willowdale, Ontario, Canada.
1961-10-31 Approximately 1/4 mile west of Edmonton Municipal Airport, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada:

Apparently engine difficulty after take off.  Partial circuit completed when aircraft contacted power lines and fell to ground.  The aircraft was substantially damaged or destroyed.  Pilot/owner William W. Moffatt was seriously injured. (File # 5002-1525).

   
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
RAC Seabee Export List 1948-11-15.
Larry Milberry.

CF-FXS

CF-FXS
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
31 October 1961
Photo: Leslie Corness via Larry Milberry

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